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U.S. Supreme Court again takes no action to resolve North Carolina voting rights case

The U.S. Supreme Court took no action today on a voting rights case it discussed in a conference last week. This means the case will likely be relisted for a fourth conference this Friday.

Rick Hasen, who has been following North Carolina v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP closely, said today on his blog that the more times it is listed, the more he suspects there will be a denial, with a dissent from denial.

Then again, the additional fight between the executive and legislative branches in North Carolina makes things more uncertain.

There are three parts of the case pending — the certiorari petition, Attorney General Josh Stein and Gov. Roy Cooper request to dismiss the case and and a motion filed by the state legislature to intervene in the case and keep the appeal alive. Justices on the high court could choose to resolve one part, some parts or the whole case.

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